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Arena Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #241 of 885 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The hotel is charming, with a relaxing reception area, decorated in a comfortable traditional style. Our room was in the new wing. It was small and pleasantly decorated with a good shower, comfortable bed and tea and coffee-making facilities, which was a very nice touch. We found it restful after a... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arena Hotel is ideally situated for a vacation in Istanbul. The reception staff were very knowledgeable and nothing was too much problem for them. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and more than adequate for a weekend break. There is a wide selection of choice to eat for breakfast. The sites were very close to hand, so nowhere was... More

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Tirana, Albania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many small hotels in the Sultanhamet area of Istanbul, it is difficult to make a choice. Arena hotel is really 2 hotels in one. The 160 year old building is charming but door locks are push buttons and the rooms are dark. The newer section has small but bright modern rooms. Staff is friendly and helpful and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you book econom room please be aware that it is quite small, with small window and low ceiling the rest is qiute nice breakfast is not very rich (as usual in Istanbul), but much better then in other Istanbul's small hotels. if you stay on top floor, you will hear screaming cats all night and screaming gallops early morning... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming friendly hotel with some of the best staff in any hotel we have stayed at. It is spotlessly clean in all areas of the hotel. The old part of the hotel is a bit dark and faded but the rooms are larger, the new part is updated but with very small rooms. We had one wardrobe between us... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

originally we thought the rooms were small and "old" but we adjusted by the morning of day 2 and it became our home away from home. The cleanliness of the hotel was outstanding and this trumps "old". The staff was kind, helpful, and respectful. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The nocturnal noises were somewhat disruptive-dogs, cats, seagulls...but we had a... More

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in queen suite. Great room with wonderful facilities. If you will book it writhe that you want on higher floor. They have bigger queen suites on lover ground floor if you don't mind. I preferred smaller but with better view. I had with mosque on the street side. I really enjoyed that. 3 min to Sultanahmed.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy and great location. Staff were helpful after i made a mistake with the room booking, and gave me the queen suit instead of the triple bed room.within walking distance from all the old town sights and tram line.Would definatly stay there again.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to see the great Byzantine sights and relics in Istanbul has been on my wish list most of my life. We wanted a family run hotel close to all the sights. The Arena is fantastic. It is situated right by the old walls of the Hippodrome, in a little quiet cobble street. It took less than a few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed 2 nights at the Arena just for short visit. It was great to have only some minutes walk to all main importants attractions. However, the staff is so friendly and helpful with all kind of questions..I had a great new renovated room with a big shower - great! My visit was staying like as a friend not... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Thailand16, Thank you for taking the time and sharing at Trip Advisor. My team and I, appreciate the brief comment, which highlights the perfect location, the renovated room and the kindness of staff. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. My team and I are very happy to hear you throughly enjoyed your experience with us. Many... More

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Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Istanbul
Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#144 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#161 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arena Otel; 19. yüzyıldan kalma, büyüleyici Osmanlı taş binası ve kendine has tarzı ile sizleri karşılıyor. Otelin sahibi, doğduğu konağı 1998 yılında otele çevirmiştir. Bu sebepten dolayı, konaklamanız boyunca otel çalışanları tarafından ideal Türk misafirperverliğini bizzat tadıp, her bir bireye gösterilen özel ve benzersiz ilgiye tanık olacaksınız. Özellikle yazın, otele giriş sırasında misafirleri ferahlatmak adına, misafirlerimiz soğuk kolonya ikramı ile karşılanıyorlar. Pasaport işleri ve bilgi dolum formları ile sizi bir karmaşaya sokmak yerine, adeta bir Türk evine misafirliğe gitmişsiniz hissi ile çay/kahve ikramı ve ev yapımı kurabiye ve kek çeşitleri büfesine yönlendiriliyorsunuz. Odalar eski İstanbul mimarisi karakteri, zengin ve zarif dekoru ile ziyaretçilerine konforlu ve ferah bir konaklama sağlıyor. Samimi havası ve yardımsever personeli ile Arena Otel misafirlerine evden uzakta ev rahatlığını ve keyifli bir konaklamayı garanti ediyor. ... more   less 
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